Thales wins major French communications contract

by Olivia Savage

Thales has been selected as the prime contractor for increment 3 of the French Army's communications network programme.

The French defence procurement agency, Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), has awarded a EUR720 million (USD758.8 million) contract to Thales for increment 3 of the satellite and radio transmission access operation to the area network and the battlespace intranet (ASTRIDE) programme, the DGA announced on 1 December.

ASTRIDE “enables high-speed, intelligent, and resilient networking of army command posts, from the theatre joint command post to the combined arms battlegroups”, the DGA said. 
















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German Army to receive additional batch of Future Soldier C2 systems

by Olivia Savage

The German Army will receive additional IdZ-ES VJTF 2023 solider systems . The variant is based on Rheinmetall's modular Gladius 2.0, showing (l) the CeoTronics CT-MultiPTT 3C central operation and control unit and chest-mounted tablet and (II) the single central hub. This configuration has two radios, suited for a platoon commander. (Giles Ebbutt)

Rheinmetall is to expand delivering its latest dismounted Future Soldier command-and-control (C2) system to the German Army.


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Swedish Army to get new mobile communications platforms

by Olivia Savage

The Technical High Mobility Shelter is a rapidly deployable C2 system that can be fitted on wheeled or tracked vehicles. (Elbit Systems )

Elbit Systems is to equip the Swedish Armed Forces with new mobile tactical communications stations.

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) awarded a SEK500 million (USD48.79 million) contract to Elbit Systems Sweden for the supply of its Technical High Mobility Shelters (THMSs) to the Swedish Army, the company announced on 24 January.


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Eurodrone to be equipped with SIGINT capability

by Olivia Savage

Hensoldt will develop a SIGINT pod demonstrator for German Eurodrone MALE UAVs. The collective Eurodrone platform will be developed by Airbus, Leonardo, and Dassault. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Hensoldt has been awarded a contract to develop an intelligence capability for the Eurodrone platform.

The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) awarded a EUR15 million (USD16.3 million) contract to Hensoldt for the development of a signals intelligence (SIGINT) demonstrator for the Eurodrone medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the company announced on 20 January.


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